What To Use To Steam Fondant?

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luvscakes Posted 8 Jan 2010 , 7:23pm
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Hi!

I'm thinking I may be investing in something to help me steam my fodnat- does anyone have any ideas on what would work best?

Thanks!

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Liz23 Posted 8 Jan 2010 , 7:46pm
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A small clothes steamer works great. I found one at Tuesday Morning for less than $20.

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FiveRushings Posted 8 Jan 2010 , 7:51pm
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Can you explain what steaming fondant does? Never heard of it...

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dandelion56602 Posted 8 Jan 2010 , 7:59pm
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They have a small clothes steamer at Sams too. I thought about buying it for steaming when I passed it the other day. I know Buddy (Cake Boss) uses a clothes steamer & I've heard others mention one too.

Steaming 1) Gets rid of any cornstarch or powdered sugar residue 2) Makes it shiney

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jodibug0975 Posted 8 Jan 2010 , 9:01pm
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I use a Steam Buddy clothes steamer from Walgreens. It was about $10-15 maybe.

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juststarted Posted 9 Jan 2010 , 8:24pm
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many people just use the steam from a tea kettle, that might be the cheapest option if you have one at home.

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marzipandoll Posted 10 Jan 2010 , 2:25am
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Yea I never steamed yet but I want to. Why am I chicken then? I am afraid of ruining the cake. Is there any NO NOs with steaming?

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confectionsofahousewife Posted 10 Jan 2010 , 2:41am
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I tried steaming with my iron once. It didn't go so well. As it turns out, when you are going to do the back of the cake, you can't turn the iron upside down as it will dump water onto the cake. Ooops! I'm thinking about getting a clothes steamer now.

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marzipandoll Posted 10 Jan 2010 , 2:45am
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Originally Posted by confectionsofahousewife

I tried steaming with my iron once. It didn't go so well. As it turns out, when you are going to do the back of the cake, you can't turn the iron upside down as it will dump water onto the cake. Ooops! I'm thinking about getting a clothes steamer now.



LOL sorry that made me giggle. Exactly the type of thing I am afraid of. So that's a #1 for NO NOs. - No iron!

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pattycakesnj Posted 10 Jan 2010 , 3:01am
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I use a clothes steamer too. Tried the tea kettle and almost burned my fingers off. Clothes steamer is safer, though be careful that it doesn't spit water out.

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